You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

On Demand movie highlights

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS

(Comcast Free Movies) Young showbiz climber endures monstrous abuse from macho producer, keeps his mouth shut, and learns. Fun when it celebrates Hollywood’s excess while pretending to be horrified by it; succumbs to slackness when the underling tries his hand at revenge. Kevin Spacey is a hoot as the outrageous one. (R; runs through Jan 16)

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE ½

(Cinemax on Comcast) Martin Lawrence and a lot of silicone star as an FBI agent who climbs into a fat suit to impersonate a Georgia matriarch so he can nab a vicious escaped bank robber. Pretty prefab, but warm and lively. Nia Long, as an accomplice the FBI man falls for, is among the plusses. (PG-13; runs through Jan 17)

HALL PASS

Continue reading below

(Cinemax on Comcast) Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s comedy makes a gimmicky first impression. The wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) of two suburban salesmen (Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis) give their men a week to cheat. If the Farrellys are chasing social fads, their movie serves as hilarious forensic evidence of the precipitous downside of some would-be trends. (R; runs through Jan 17)

Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.